Easter Snickerdoodle Cookies With Mini Eggs | Recipe

Last updated on March 4th, 2024 at 09:56 pm

Happy Easter Everyone! Ok, so it’s not quite Easter yet but we have been celebrating all week with baking with Grandma and decorating our Easter tree with the kids. It’s been a great week having my mom here with us. We created some scrumptious Easter Snickerdoodle cookies that will make you drool.

Easter Snickerdoodle Cookies with green icing and mini eggs

Get The Whole Family Baking

I love an easy quick recipe that is fun to bake with the kids or have little steps they can help with and also make it easy for me not to mess it up. I am no chef but I love baking up a storm in my kitchen. It’s been such an honor having my mom visit and baking along side me. I am so sad to see her go back home tomorrow. She is the master chef in the family and I only hope one day I cook and bake as good as she does. 

Easter Snickerdoodle Cookies with green icing and mini eggs on green shredded paper

So we whipped up this adorable easter egg nests for friends and family to share. I love a great snickerdoodle cookie and you can top it with so many different things for various holidays. It’s a great base cookie. 

What Are Snickerdoodles?

Here in the UK I was surprised to find that not many people know about snickerdoodles. While on paper the recipe might sound like you’re about to make sugar cookies, snickerdoodles have a softer, lighter texture. With cinnamon in the dough and then rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking they have a distinctive flavour. Once you’ve tried a snickerdoodle you’ll never forget them!

Snickerdoodle Cookies with green frosting and mini eggs on top, witting on a white plate.

Easter Snickerdoodle Cookies

a delicious holiday snickerdoodle cookie
Author Let’s Talk Mommy


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Topping: 1/4 cup sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Frosting: One tub Betty Crocker Vanilla & green food coloring
  • One bag of easter mini eggs


  1. Preheat 375 F degrees (190 C)
  2. Mix topping in a bowl and set aside
  3. Cream butter for one minute until smooth
  4. Add sugar, mix until fluffy
  5. Mix in egg and vanilla and set aside
  6. In small bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cream tartar, cinnamon, salt
  7. Add dry ingredients in slowly to butter mixture
  8. Dough will be thick, roll into one inch balls
  9. Roll balls in topping to coat each ball
  10. Set on parchment paper on a cookie sheet
  11. Slightly flatten the balls to create a flat top
  12. Bake 10 minutes or until sides are lightly brown
  13. Let cool


  1. Use a piping bag for the easter nest grass and drop two easter mini eggs on top
  2. Repeat until all cookies are decorated.
Snickerdoodle Cookies surround a bunny in a pink dress

These are great for bake sales, kids parties and easter baking. Easter cookies that the whole family will love and the kids can join in the fun of making. It’s a sugary delight with cinnamon and frosting, who doesn’t love that combination? They will look so cute on your Easter table – give them pride of place next to a rice krispie Easter egg cake and some Easter blondies!

Easter Snickerdoodle Cookies with mini eggs on top, sitting on a white plate
Snickerdoodle Cookies decorated with green frosting and mini eggs for Easter

I may not be a chef but my baking skills come from my momma. She has taught me everything I know and I still learn from her each and everyday. I can’t wait to learn more from her and maybe this summer she can help me perfect my cooking skills as much as my baking skills. 

Easter Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

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23 thoughts on “Easter Snickerdoodle Cookies With Mini Eggs | Recipe”

  1. yummy! Daughter was not crazy last time I cooked with it but she was licking the sugar and cinnamon dry mixture before it went into coffee cake. I love snickerdoodle cookies. Heading for a weekend away so may need to pack backing supplies for these cookies. I love that you used pre-made frosting. I do make frosting from scratch often but it is really the easiest option when cooking with children that lose interest quickly. Have an amazing last day with you Mommy. Safe traveling! Happy Easter Weekend!

    • Oh yes couldn’t agree more. I make all my own sugar cookie frosting and cake frosting but for these the kids have no patience so I used premade. Nothing wrong with that it still taste delicious. Lol yes let me know if you try them out.

  2. These look so yummy, I have never had a snickerdoodle cookie before. I don’t think we get them in the UK and i’m not sure what the closest alternative would be. But I guess I can change this now and make my own! How exciting. I will be saving this recipe for later. (possibly this weekend) Ray xx @ lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk #TastyTuesdays

  3. These are amazing Jenny, you are so talented when it comes to baking. I wish I could be. We are going to do some baking over the Easter weekend but whatever we make sure won’t be as good as these! 😉 x

  4. I’ve heard of snickerdoodles but never knew what they were! These look so yummy and really easy to bake. This week’s #SundaySweets is an Easter special so would love for you to pop over & link up this recipe 🙂


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